The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Leeds Cancer Centre

Vaginal cancer


Vaginal cancer is rare with there being different types of this type of cancer. The 2 most common types are squamous cell cancer and adenocarcinoma both of which are treated in the same way.

Symptoms of vaginal cancer include:

  • blood-stained vaginal discharge
  • bleeding after the menopause, between periods or after sex
  • pain when passing urine, needing to pass urine often or blood in the urine
  • pain in the pelvic area
  • constipation or feeling you need to pass a bowel motion even though you just have
  • swollen legs.

Radiotherapy and surgery are common treatments for vaginal cancer. Chemotherapy can also be given to treat vaginal cancer that has spread. Some women have chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Treatment for vaginal cancer may affect fertility.

More information can be found by following this link http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/vagina-cancer